Springtime Fence Maintenance Tasks to Prepare for Now

February 11, 2021

Spring will be here before you know it and while most homeowners know to turn their attention to their Denver landscape design, they often end up neglecting one of the most noticeable parts of their yard: the fence. If you have a fenced yard, those materials need some TLC when the weather starts to warm up. The sooner you can prepare for those maintenance tasks, the easier it will be for you to take care of them on time. These are a few of the most essential tasks you’ll need to plan for now.

Seal All Exposed Wood

If you have a wooden fence, you need to make sure the wood itself stays safe from moisture, mold, and mildew. This means making sure there’s enough sealant protecting the wood from damage. If it’s been a few years since you spread a coat of wood sealant on your fence, plan to take care of it when the temperatures rise. Pick up your preferred brand of sealant from your local hardware store or schedule an appointment with your fencing contractor and let them take care of the task for you.

Clean Your Vinyl Panels

If you have vinyl fencing on your property, you don’t have to worry about sealing it against the elements. The vinyl holds up for years without suffering damage due to water, sun exposure, or heat. That said, you will still need to clean the surface if you want it to look great. Remember, winter grime and dirt can and will stick to the fence. Plan to scrub your fence down as soon as the weather improves. Use cool water and a soft scrub brush to remove caked-on mud. Once you’re done, let the fence dry and walk away. It’s that simple.

Inspect the Supports for Damage

Regardless of what type of fence you have in place, you need to make sure it’s up to handling the high winds common during the spring months. Once the ground is clear, inspect the supports for signs of damage. If you notice that the soil is overly soft, see cracks in the support beams, or see signs of insect damage in the materials, call your fencing contractor immediately. These issues need to be repaired by an experienced professional. If you try to fix the damage yourself, you risk putting the rest of your fence at risk during the first major windstorm that hits the area. Remember, fixing the supports will always be cheaper than replacing entire damaged panels. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

The best way to keep your fence in good shape is to stay on top of routine maintenance. If you’re not comfortable handling it on your own, don’t leave things to chance. Schedule an appointment with our team and let us help you keep your fence in good shape no matter what the weather is like. Our dedicated pros will make sure your fence is up to keeping your yard safe at all times no matter what type of fence you have in place.
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